Spanglish (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Adam Sandler John Clasky
Téa Leoni Deborah Clasky
Paz Vega Flor Moreno
Cloris Leachman Evelyn Norwich
Shelbie Bruce Cristina
Sarah Steele Bernice
Ian Hyland Georgie
Victoria Luna Cristina, six-years-old
Cecilia Suárez Monica (as Cecilia Suarez)
Ricardo Molina Flor's Husband
Thomas Haden Church Mike, Realtor
Téa Leoni
Cecilia Suárez
Ian Hyland (II)
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director James L. Brooks
Producer Julie Ansell; Richard Sakai
Writer James L. Brooks
Studio Columbia TriStar; SONY PICTURES HOME ENT. UK; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 10 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Anyone familiar with writer/director James L. Brooks (Broadcast News, As Good As It Gets) knows the man has a real feel for interesting women and a disarming way with a one-liner. The main women in Spanglish are Deborah Clasky (Téa Leoni), a moneyed SoCal mom, and non-English speaking Flor Moreno (Paz Vega), the beautiful Latina whom Deborah hires as a housekeeper. The one-liners, some of them amusing, are everywhere. Brooks provides an intriguing set-up for the two women to butt heads--Deborah's pudgy daughter Bernice (Sarah Steele) needs the affection at which Flor excels, while Flor's clever, bi-lingual daughter Cristina (Shelbie Bruce) is enamored of the financial advantages Deborah can provide--then proceeds to make Deborah so hatefully ignorant you can't imagine why her neuroses are the main thrust of the film. And Deborah's celebrated chef husband John (Adam Sandler, way over his head) is such a perfect parent he doesn't seem human--what happened to the Brooks who had Terms of Endearment mom Debra Winger turn to her scowling little boy and grunt "Don't make me hit you in the street"? Cloris Leachman has a nifty supporting role as Deborah's boozy, ex-jazz singer mother, but it's only one offbeat chord in an earnest film that hits all the wrong notes. --Steve Wiecking
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Index 1532
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/7/05
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1; Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.85 Anamorphic Wide Screen
UPC 043396048522
Release Date 2005
Subtitles Arabic; Bulgarian; Croatian; Danish; English; Finnish; Hebrew; Hindi; Icelandic; Norwegian; Portuguese; Romanian; Slovenian; Spanish; Swedish; Turkish; French
Audio Tracks English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features

James L. Brooks and crew commentary. DVD-ROM screenplay. Deleted scenes with optional commentary. Casting sessions featurette. How to make the World's greatest sandwich featurette featuring Thomas Keller. Making of.